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Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 147 - Survey Anatomy and Physiology


Credit Hours: 3

A science elective designed for non-science majors. This one-semester course presents basic introductory information on cells and chemistry. An overview of structures and functions of the systems of the human body will be discussed. This course is recommended as a preparation for BI 150 and BI 152 for students who have not had a recent biology course. This course does not satisfy the science requirement for liberal arts/ science majors.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANATOMICAL TERMINOLOGY

  • define anatomy and physiology;
  • explain what is meant by levels of organization;
  • apply anatomical terminology to describe body regions, planes, body cavities and directional terms; and
  • define homeostasis and explain its importance to survive.

BIOCHEMISTRY

  • describe the basic atomic structure;
  • define pH and describe the pH scale and the significance of this to the body; and
  • describe and give the function of the following organic compounds: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.

CELL

  • state the major cell organelles and the function of each; and
  • detail transport mechanisms across cell membranes.

HISTOLOGY AND INTEGUMENTARY

  • describe the structure, location, and function of the major tissue types; and
  • detail the structure and function of the skin.

OSSEOUS TISSUE AND SKELETAL SYSTEM

  • detail the histology of bone tissue;
  • explain bone formation and growth;
  • identify selected bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton; and
  • describe articulations both structurally and functionally.

MUSCULAR SYSTEM

  • describe the major characteristics of the three types of muscle;
  • detail the histology of skeletal muscle;
  • explain the physiology of muscle contraction; and
  • identify various muscles and give their actions.

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • describe the structure and function of the neuron and the neuroglia cells; and
  • become familiar with the structures in the central nervous system.

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

  • identify the endocrine glands and selected hormones.

BLOOD

  • describe RBCs, WBCs, platelets and plasma;
  • explain blood types and Rh compatibility; and
  • discuss blood disorders; anemia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia.

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

  • describe the major structures and function of the heart;
  • describe the structure and function of arteries, veins, and capillaries; and
  • briefly describe some disorders of the cardiovascular system.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • discuss the major structures in the respiratory system; and
  • locate the major structures and discuss their function.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • locate and describe major digestive organs;
  • discuss the functions of the digestive organs; and
  • briefly describe selected disorders of the digestive system.

URINARY SYSTEM

  • locate the urinary tract organs; and
  • describe the nephron and discuss its function.

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • locate and describe major organs of the male and female reproductive system; and
  • state the function of each reproductive organ.


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